Character narration

Hi guys!

I want to put a figure in the elearning that will do the talking. What is better in your opinion, to put each sentence in the same slide, using wipe and dissapear between sentences , OR use different slide for each sentence.

After trials I noticed that it is easier to make a new slide for each sentence (duplicate of previous), because it allows the user to click next at his confort. If I put all the senteces in one slide, I have to be very precise in the timings, however it keeps the total slide number low.

What do you think?

4 Replies
Dimitris Boundris

Charles Zoffuto said:

Dimitris,

If slide numbering is a concern, then hide slides (in slide properties not PPT). Maybe had the first sentence of a paragraph (thought) shown then the supporting sentence slides hidden.


Hi and thanks for the reply. My main concern is the final size and the timing trade offs. According to your experience, if there is a character talking (text) then you would put each sentence in a new ppt slide or you would use animations (wipe & dissapear ) in order to say everything in one slide?

Jeff Kortenbosch

Depending on the amount of text, the animation you'd be creating would be horrible to manage. Layer over layer... however having a user click after every sentence would seem annoying to. How much text are we talking an how much space do you have on your slide. Can you post a screenshot of your available canvas and how you plan to display the one line of text?

Jeff

Dimitris Boundris

Jeffrey Kortenbosch said:

Depending on the amount of text, the animation you'd be creating would be horrible to manage. Layer over layer... however having a user click after every sentence would seem annoying to. How much text are we talking an how much space do you have on your slide. Can you post a screenshot of your available canvas and how you plan to display the one line of text?

Jeff


It is 10-15 words each sentence, but at the start I have given guides that after each sentence they have to press "play" to move on.